We’ve all had stressful days. Work or school can take a toll on us, sometimes. All I wanna do is relax after a long day. And if you’re like me, you’re sore as soon as you get home to chill out. Bath soaks are Epsom salts (and sometimes sea salts are added) that are often infused with flowers, herbs, oils, and other natural goodies to help you feel all nice and mellow after a long day. Since all of my friends work very hard, I decided to give the gift of relaxation in the form of bath soaks! Yay!
Here’s what we’ll need:
- small containers (pack of 10 for $1 at the dollar store)
- Epsom salt (2lbs for $1 at the dollar store)
- dried flowers (I chose rose and lavender – rose was $0.59/oz and lavender was $.30/oz, I got them at a health store called Stay Healthy! most health stores carry bulk herbs and flowers. You can also go to Amazon for bulk herbs and flowers)
- optional oil (I chose a sunflower oil/olive oil mixture – $1 at the dollar store)
- optional food coloring ($3.48 at Wal-Mart)
Total: $2.89 (without options or tax), prices goes up to $3.89 – $7.78 with options
We’ll also need:
- measuring spoons
- something to stir the mix with (I like to use wooden popsicle sticks – $1 at the dollar store)
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Here’s what we do: optional steps will be in blue
- Put 2-3 tablespoons of Epsom salt into one of the containers
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of dried flowers – the more flowers you add, the stronger the scent will be
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of your oil – more oil equals more moisture
- Add 3 drops of food coloring to your Epsom salt – you can use fewer drops for a lighter color, or more drops for a stronger color. Remember that because Epsom salt is white, the color may seem lighter than you want
- Mix the ingredients together – make sure there isn’t any liquid sitting on top of the Epsom salt
- Cut one piece of ribbon, and tie it on the container. If you want to, you can add an extra ribbon to make it more secure, and/or make it prettier. If you’re like me, and you have trouble tying ribbon for whatever reason, use a piece of tape to keep it secure.
- Run the edge of the knife/scissors along the ribbon to make it curl. The more times you run the edge along the ribbon, the more it curls
All you have to do now is give them to your friends! Yay! Your loved ones will love you even more for this! I highly suggest making a small batch for yourself, as well. This is the perfect way to pamper yourself after a long day.
How did yours turn out? What flowers did you decide to use? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!